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17 Rose Tree Dr
DowningtownPennsylvania19335US
5.0429
55From the sweet welcome note to the lovely, clean space, and the huge bin of never-ending dogtoys (which our Brody LOVED), Downingtown Dog Haven is the perfect place for our puppy to exercise and play. There was fresh water and a fridge of treats, too! So perfect! We are so lucky to have Downingtown Dog Haven and Julie's hospitality!
55So accommodating! Thanks so much!
55Pup always has a great time playing here
55What a fun time for our two pups. Always clean and spacious play area, fun toys, and fresh water. Thank you!
55My dogs had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed Julie’s yard. It was clean and well maintained. Plenty of room for them to run and sniff. The toys and clean water were thoughtful to have out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space!
55Had a great day with my girl Iris today! We played fetch with her ball and she loved laying in the grass and sunbathing!
55Nice, big area for the dogs to run. Very clean, well taken care of yard. Toys, treats & water provided for the dogs as well as refreshments for the humans. We had a great time & the dogs were thoroughly exhausted by the end.
55Julie’s place was excellent for my pups! I will be returning.
55Great, clean space. Plenty of room to run around in. Great spot! Thank you for hosting!
55We took our two pugs here and they had a good time! There were 2 areas that our smallest could’ve sneaked out (she’s 12lbs and smart) but we blocked the areas off with some toys and she didn’t take much notice! The yard was a nice size and they enjoyed wondering around sniffing!
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Downingtown Dog Haven (Fully Fenced)

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Fully Fenced
0.5 acres
5.0429 reviews
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Hosted by Julie S.

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

100% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Cattle with wire mesh

Fencing details: The yard is fully fenced. The fence has chicken wire in between the wood. The fence measures 4' 5" at the fence line and the posts are 5' tall. The fence is about a year old, so it is in great condition.


Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsNo

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryYes


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog treats

Dog toys

Rain shelter / sun shade

Trash can


Pricing
$15 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

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Location

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Description

Welcome to our peaceful, fully fenced haven for dogs. We offer a grassy retreat where you and your dogs can play fetch, sun bathe and relax in the hammock and swing. When the weather is warm, we put out a kiddie pool for water play, and you may also use the garden hose, if needed. You can also have breed meetups, pup birthday parties, dog training, litter mate reunions, photo shoots, and foster or adoption meet & greets in the privacy of your own Sniffspot. Come play!

Cleanliness

100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Hazards

Our space is dog proofed. We have stored all garden tools inside the shed.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
1 hour
Max dogs per booking
20
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Please abide by scheduled times to keep the spot safe for all dogs and their people, both coming and going. Also, this spot is entirely 100% smoke free, vape free and alcohol free. We have children and our own pets residing on the premises. Thank you!


Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(429) Reviews

  • Lauren K., Apr 7, 2024

    From the sweet welcome note to the lovely, clean space, and the huge bin of never-ending dogtoys (which our Brody LOVED), Downingtown Dog Haven is the perfect place for our puppy to exercise and play. There was fresh water and a fridge of treats, too! So perfect! We are so lucky to have Downingtown Dog Haven and Julie's hospitality!

  • Teresa K., Apr 7, 2024

    So accommodating! Thanks so much!

  • Heather Lee H., Mar 30, 2024

    Pup always has a great time playing here

  • Brian D., Mar 22, 2024

    What a fun time for our two pups. Always clean and spacious play area, fun toys, and fresh water. Thank you!

  • Ashley T., Mar 21, 2024

    My dogs had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed Julie’s yard. It was clean and well maintained. Plenty of room for them to run and sniff. The toys and clean water were thoughtful to have out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space!

  • James S., Mar 20, 2024

    Had a great day with my girl Iris today! We played fetch with her ball and she loved laying in the grass and sunbathing!

  • Rose H., Mar 19, 2024

    Nice, big area for the dogs to run. Very clean, well taken care of yard. Toys, treats & water provided for the dogs as well as refreshments for the humans. We had a great time & the dogs were thoroughly exhausted by the end.

  • Sam R., Mar 17, 2024

    Julie’s place was excellent for my pups! I will be returning.

  • Tracy B., Mar 17, 2024

    Great, clean space. Plenty of room to run around in. Great spot! Thank you for hosting!

  • Madison F., Mar 14, 2024

    We took our two pugs here and they had a good time! There were 2 areas that our smallest could’ve sneaked out (she’s 12lbs and smart) but we blocked the areas off with some toys and she didn’t take much notice! The yard was a nice size and they enjoyed wondering around sniffing!

Meet your host

Julie S.

Joined in June 2022

Welcome, I am a long time resident of Downingtown. I have one Carolina Dog named Sadie who is the center of our family. Before we fenced our yard, we really struggled to find safe venues for Sadie to run off leash. Now that our yard is fully fenced, we want to share Sadie's happy place with other dogs in the area. We can't wait to meet you and your pups!


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Historic and scenic property with natural barriers

I own 11+ acres in West Chester (bordering Downingtown), although I’m currently offering access to the 4.5 acres that is not fully forested. The side of the property you’ll be enjoying has the mill which was built in the 1760s and converted into a home in the 1970s. This strip of land is bordered by a creek on the one side, and a millrace on the other. The millrace is where the water used to run when the mill was operating many moons ago. Both the creek and millrace have water, although the creek has proven to be much more alluring to visiting dogs. The deepest area in the creek is approximately 8ft. There is a bench there for you to sit and enjoy the view while your dog swims in the water. There is another, more private area, where your dog can get easy access to the creek water. I can provide you with a chair to enjoy this area, and will likely already have it there upon your arrival. There are steep embankments for both the creek and the millrace so it would be an effort for your dog to cross them to “escape.” At the end of my 4.5 acre property, the land comes to a peninsula where the millrace and creek meet to become one body of water. This peninsula serves as a natural barrier although my friend’s young German Shepherd did jump out into this water and after a deer on one frightful day. Fortunately, we got him home/back but I think it’s prudent for me to disclose this harrowing event for the safety of your fur baby. There is an outdoor stone patio where you and your pup(s) can relax in the shade. Here you’ll find a filled water dish for your pup(s) to enjoy and a trashcan for your dog waste. If past dog visitors are any indication of future visits, your pup(s) will likely be thirsty from all the exploring, good smells and open land to run and play. I have one of those tennis ball throwing devices that help you throw a ball super far that you’re welcome to use too. I ask that you don’t encourage your pup(s) to chase after the wildlife here, not just for their sake, but for the safety of your pup(s) too. I think the hawks might have put a dent in the small wildlife around here. You won’t see many small animals like squirrels or bunnies, although you are likely to see deer. If your dog is a young/strong “chaser” you might want to visit with a leash. You’ll also find less snuggly wildlife here like snakes and ticks. I ask that you use your best judgement in supervising your dog(s) and be sure to check them for ticks before leaving. Of course at your first visit, I’ll give you a tour of the layout with your dog leashed to ensure your comfortability with the space. I’d ask you to kindly replace the raft in the creek should your visit cause it to pop. For future consideration: I have about 7.5 more acres of land (on the other side of Harmony Hill Rd) that is forested, rather secluded, and also bordered by the creek. Here you’ll find the remnants of the dam that used to feed the mill, and some amazing water landscapes including large rocks and crystal clear water. I’m slowly trying to establish a walking trail in this area but it’s been hard keeping up with all the overgrowth. I’d be open to bartering where you would help cut back the trail overgrowth in exchange for your dog enjoying the forested area.

Unfenced
4.5 acres
5(3)
$15 dog / hour
West Chester, PA
Other spots nearby
Historic and scenic property with natural barriers

I own 11+ acres in West Chester (bordering Downingtown), although I’m currently offering access to the 4.5 acres that is not fully forested. The side of the property you’ll be enjoying has the mill which was built in the 1760s and converted into a home in the 1970s. This strip of land is bordered by a creek on the one side, and a millrace on the other. The millrace is where the water used to run when the mill was operating many moons ago. Both the creek and millrace have water, although the creek has proven to be much more alluring to visiting dogs. The deepest area in the creek is approximately 8ft. There is a bench there for you to sit and enjoy the view while your dog swims in the water. There is another, more private area, where your dog can get easy access to the creek water. I can provide you with a chair to enjoy this area, and will likely already have it there upon your arrival. There are steep embankments for both the creek and the millrace so it would be an effort for your dog to cross them to “escape.” At the end of my 4.5 acre property, the land comes to a peninsula where the millrace and creek meet to become one body of water. This peninsula serves as a natural barrier although my friend’s young German Shepherd did jump out into this water and after a deer on one frightful day. Fortunately, we got him home/back but I think it’s prudent for me to disclose this harrowing event for the safety of your fur baby. There is an outdoor stone patio where you and your pup(s) can relax in the shade. Here you’ll find a filled water dish for your pup(s) to enjoy and a trashcan for your dog waste. If past dog visitors are any indication of future visits, your pup(s) will likely be thirsty from all the exploring, good smells and open land to run and play. I have one of those tennis ball throwing devices that help you throw a ball super far that you’re welcome to use too. I ask that you don’t encourage your pup(s) to chase after the wildlife here, not just for their sake, but for the safety of your pup(s) too. I think the hawks might have put a dent in the small wildlife around here. You won’t see many small animals like squirrels or bunnies, although you are likely to see deer. If your dog is a young/strong “chaser” you might want to visit with a leash. You’ll also find less snuggly wildlife here like snakes and ticks. I ask that you use your best judgement in supervising your dog(s) and be sure to check them for ticks before leaving. Of course at your first visit, I’ll give you a tour of the layout with your dog leashed to ensure your comfortability with the space. I’d ask you to kindly replace the raft in the creek should your visit cause it to pop. For future consideration: I have about 7.5 more acres of land (on the other side of Harmony Hill Rd) that is forested, rather secluded, and also bordered by the creek. Here you’ll find the remnants of the dam that used to feed the mill, and some amazing water landscapes including large rocks and crystal clear water. I’m slowly trying to establish a walking trail in this area but it’s been hard keeping up with all the overgrowth. I’d be open to bartering where you would help cut back the trail overgrowth in exchange for your dog enjoying the forested area.

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